Boisterous traffic stop results in Felony charges for local pair
On the evening of Saturday July 30, an officer on patrol in the area of West Main and Genesee Streets stopped a vehicle operated by 27-year old Chiong Vang, after discovering Vang had an outstanding arrest warrant.
According to officer notes-during contact with Vang-19-year old Sierra Bacher approached the officer while reportedly using derogatory language. Despite being asked to leave several times, Bacher’s behavior continued to interfere with the officer. As a result, she was taken into custody by an assisting officer on a Disorderly Conduct charge. Bacher then reportedly began addressing the second officer in the same manner.
A search of Bacher’s person revealed a pipe containing marijuana residue, as well a pipe containing Methamphetamine residue. Upon being placed in a the back seat of a patrol vehicle, Bacher allegedly made repeated threats toward the investigating officer and his family members.
Vang reportedly gave the officer false information as to his identity and was later identified via jail records. Upon being taken into custody for the valid warrant, he was also charged with Felony-Misappropriation of Identifying Information to Avoid Penalty. Upon a search of the vehicle Vang was operating, a collapsible baton was found concealed under the driver’s seat. As a result an additional charge of Carrying a Concealed Weapon was added for Vang. Both parties were later transported to the Lincoln County Jail.
Bacher appeared in Lincoln County Circuit Court Monday, facing a Felony charge of Battery or Threat to a Law Enforcement Officer and misdemeanor charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct
and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer. Bacher was released on a $1,000 cash bond.
Vang also appeared in court Monday, facing the Felony Misappropriation charge as well as misdemeanor charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer. Vang was also released
on a $1,000 cash bond.